The program of the museum revolves around cultural hybrids that develop along the main routes and byways of global trade. These hybrid forms can include anything from sublime works of art to everyday objects or social practices. All point to unwritten chapters of transnational art history, to questions of post-colonial history, sociology and anthropology. The museum’s first activities highlight the work of designer and architect Lina Bo Bardi (1914-1992) and dancer, filmmaker and anthropologist Maya Deren (1917-1961), two key figures of Western modernism. Its activities allude to and deepen various thematic strands, but most of all shed light on objects from different artistic and scientific perspectives.
Museum: Johann Jacobs Museum
Address: Seefeldquai 17